I hope you all had a great weekend celebrating the women in your life!
I’m fortunate enough to have spent the weekend with my Momma and I’m feeling so refreshed! She gets me.
We started the weekend with my sister getting manicures and pedicures on Saturday. It was my first time trying gel polish and so far I really like how tough this stuff is – hasn’t smudged or dented no matter how many cabinets I’ve already slammed my fingers in. In about 2 weeks when it needs to come off, I’m sure I’ll be singing to a different tune.
Ok, back to my Momma: after getting our hands beat (err…I mean buffed) up, we headed down to meet the Hubs at her favorite Mexican restaurant (Monterrey’s in the Vista). Afterwards we spent the afternoon drinking coffee and gabbing on my back deck. I don’t get out there to enjoy it enough, but my Momma loves sitting outside so that we did. We sat out there for hours catching up and enjoying the shade of my pecan tree.
Neither of us are any good at sleeping in late so we were up early on Sunday drinking coffee and reading The State paper.
On Saturday, the Hubs & I had planted the seed for taking her to our favorite coffee joint (Drip, of course). I was a little worried about whether she’d be open to trying their funky-yet-brilliant menu – especially after showing up with this:
After the Hubs went fishing and Mom had finished combing through the paper, we headed down to introduce her to our Sunday brunch spot.
As if I didn’t already love this place and all of its people way too much, they treated my Mom to a Strawberry Ginger Mimosa in honor of Mother’s Day (to be fair, they were giving them to all the Moms – mine just happens to be my favorite!).
Mom branched out and tried the Pancetta & Cheddar on Cinnamon Raisin Bread – she loved it! Like usual, I got the Blackberry French Toast (I miss the Lemon Curd French Toast from their previous menu, but both are so mouth-wateringly-addicting!).
No matter how much I always fret about finding the right Mother’s Day card (“will she get this joke?” / “the colors don’t look like her” / “MaryAnn didn’t make this one..”) or contemplating what to make / buy for her or where to take her to eat, it really doesn’t matter. It’s the times we get to just sit and enjoy each other’s company that matter.
My Mom has always been my biggest cheerleader. No matter how much we drive each other nuts, she’s always there for me and she knows what to tell me when I need to hear it’s going to be alright. It was so nice to celebrate her this weekend. Sitting enjoying each other’s company, sharing memories, laughing and soaking up some fresh air was just what I needed to end my weekend!
I hope you all had a great weekend full of warm memories – old and new. 🙂